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or assigned to participate in the interrogation of ariel castro may 7th, 2013? >> yes. >> did you develop a strategy for that interrogation as to how you intended to proceed? >> i did. >> what was it? >> my strategy for the interrogation was to be nonconfrontational, to obtain information from mr. castro that would meet the elements of the crimes we thought he may be charged with in the near future. >> were you going into it in an attempt to browbeat him or be confrontational with him? >> not at all. >> did you administer miranda rights to him? >> yes, i did. >> did he read, perform and sign a written waiver of miranda rights? >> yes, he did. >> on a separate form at the conclusion of that process, did he also execute a three-page summary statement of the course of that interrogation as to his core admission of conduct? >> yes, there were two interviews i conducted with ariel castro. the first one was may 7th. the second one was may 8th. the second day is when we took a written statement from mr. castro. >> i just want to approach, your honor, and show him state's 11. do you recognize thi
of ariel castro which is going on right now in a cleveland courtroom. castro plead guilty last week to 937 counts in a deal to avoid the death penalty. today he stands to get life in prison plus 1,000 years. at the same time we're learning several new details about the hell his three victims endured from the diaries they kept as they were held captive for so many years and castro himself spoke briefly in court just moments ago. >> i would like to apologize to the victims. >> then there's this. cleveland police released a letter sent to them by michele knight, part of it reads cute, i am overwhelmed by the amount of thoughts, love and prayers expressed by complete strangers. it is comforting, life is tough but i'm tougher. we just heard from one of the first responders, one of the first police officers on the scene, barbara johnson and she recounted part of what happened in the minutes after these three young women were rescued. >> every time i was pregnant he punched me in the stomach and gina said he did that for two weeks and starve her and give her a pepsi and hit her until she lost the
're listening to the sentencing hearing, the testimony that's taking place there for ariel castro who has pleaded guilty to 937 charges. you were just listening to andrew burke of the fbi and his testimony showing graphic pictures of the home the women were treated in and kept in. now we'll listen to a local deputy who investigated from the sheriff's department. >> i'm assigned to the violent crimes force. >> were you deputized? >> i have a special deputy u.s. marshall commission and i'm also commissioned by the special agent in charge of the cleveland division by the fbi. >> in the interest of time were you involved or assigned to the investigation of ariel castro on may 7th, 2013? >> yes. >> did you develop a strategy for that interrogation taos how you intended to proceed? >> i did. >> what was it? >> my strategy for the interrogation was to be nonconfrontational, to obtain information from mr. castro that would meet the elements of the crimes that we thought that he may be charged with in the near future. >> were you going into it in an attempt to brow beat him or be confrontational w
in the interrogation of ariel castro april -- sorry, may 7, 2013? >> yes. >> did you develop a strategy for that interrogation as to how you intended to proceed? >> i did. >> what was it? >> my strategy for the interrogation was to be nonconfrontational, to obtain information from mr. castro that would meet the elements of the crimes that we thought that he may be charged with in the near future. >> were you going into it in an attempt to browbeat him or be confrontational with him? >> not at all. >> with okay. did you administer miranda right toss him? >> yes, i did. >> did he sign a written waiver ofmy ran ca rights? >> yes, he did. >> on a separate form and then ultimately at the conclusion of that process did he also execute a three-page summary statement of the -- [inaudible] of that interrogation as to his core admission of conduct? >> yes, he did. that was the -- there were two interviews that i conducted with ariel castro. the first one was may 7th, the second one was may 8th. the second day is when we took a written statement from mr. castro. >> briefly, i just want to approach
, that was amanda berry who was abducted by ariel castro back in 2003. today in a cleveland courtroom castro will be sentenced to life in prison for his crime. supposedly castro was prepared to apologize to his three victims and we are told we may see the other side of ariel castro. also expected to speak in court, michelle knight. another one of the woman castro held captive. knight who was castro's punching bag is standing strong. she wrote a thank you note to cleveland police, you don't know how much i appreciate all your time and work collecting cards and gifts from people for me and the other girls. i overwhelmed by the amount of thoughts, love and prayers expressed by complete strangers. it is comforting. life is tough, i'm tougher. just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly. thanks, god bless you. oh, from michelle knight to the cleveland police department. with me now for some analysis, page pate a criminal defense attorney and in columbus, ohio, douglas berman a law professor at ohio state university. welcome to all of you. as we wait for the senten
>>> le dijo a ariel castro, una de las vÍctimas al verde la cara por primera vez, luego que ella y las otras 2 jÓvenes fueron liberadas de la casa del horror. Él tambien hablÓ en corte. >>> desobediencia y arrestos detienen a decenas de activistas emin y grants mientras exigÍan una reforma migratoria. en la cuerda floja >>> le diremos quÉ hay de nuevo con eso. y divino salvador, reina la mÚsica y el color en las fiestas patronales de los salvadoreÑos. estamos allÍ. la ediciÓn jueves del noticiero telemundo comienza ya. >>> noticiero telemundo, con josÉ dÍaz-balart y maria celeste. >>> escucharon a michelle knight una de las vÍctimas de ariel castro. michelle dejÓ claro que castro es un monstruo la hizo sufrir horrores cuando la tuvo cautiva en su casa en cleveland ohio. y su infierno concluyÓ y que el de castro apenas comienza. >>> tuvo el coraje de cantarle las verdades en la audiencia que castro dijo con descaro total, que no golpeo a las vÍctimas las torturÓ. y que tuvo relaciones sexuales con ellas consensuales. los testimonios de michelle naigt y la corte. tuvi
asked that question. >> come on. would like t ten wall to wall with the coverage of ariel castro in court. why is a man who has admitted his monstrous guilt allowed his big moment in the spotlight? that's a good question we're going to get to right away. >>> and also the racial divide in the george zimmerman trial has reflected how people feel about this stand your ground law. i think it's all tied into this trial. it's obvious that's the case. >>> and you've seen them countless times in beer ads, the most interesting man in the world. and now the man is out there doing something, well, interesting. he looks interesting. >>> and the jobless rate that's down, but not enough. this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] this one goes out to all the allergy muddlers. you know who you are. you can part a crowd, without saying a word... if you have yet to master the quiet sneeze... you stash tissues like a squirrel stashes nuts... well muddlers, muddle no more. try zyrtec®. it gives you powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin® because zyrte
rambling and somewhat delusional statement ariel castro claimed he created a normal house of harmony for the victims. at one point he even turned toward michelle knight saying, the sex with the women was consensual and blaming his crimes on addiction to porn. >> what i'm trying to get at is these people are trying to paint me as a monster and i'm not a monster. i'm sick. as in sexual problems so bad on my mind but eventually i married, had four children. they have normal lives. >> earlier prosecutors showed photographs from inside the house of horrors where castro has admitted to holding the three women and one child, including pictures of the chains he used to keep those women captive. under a plea deal castro will not face the death penalty for the 937 charges against him but he will spend the rest of his life in prison. nbc's jay gray is in cleveland. jay, we knew that this was going to be an extraordinary day, that we would hear from perhaps one of these women. we ended up hearing from one and their families. it was incredible to watch from television. what were people saying the
, in short, a monster. the three endured all of that year after year, held captive by ariel castro in his torture chamber in cleveland, ohio. they were victimized but they're not victims. amanda, gina and michelle are survivors. calling them a monster's victim gives far too much credit to the monster. he needs to be forgotten, but there's plenty of time for that. he got a live sentence plus 1,000 years. that's what a judge gave him after hearing powerful testimony from michelle knight and a delusional account from mr. castro. it's rare to hear someone justify their crimes. today in court, on live television, we saw just that. >> all of the sex practically was consensual. these allegations about me is totally wrong. there were times they would even ask me for sex, many times. >> a lot of harmony going on in that home, that's what he said. we're going to look closer at whatever inside someone's mind makes them say something like that. but first, pamela brown with today's sentencing hearing. >> from this moment on, i will not let you define me or affect who i am. >> reporter: a resolute mich
her kidnapper. inside the courtroom where ariel castro was sentenced, it was the words of one victim and those who spoke for the others that will be remembered. michelle knight is the only person to testify in person, bringing proceedings to a halt. >> you took 11 years of my life away and i have got it back. i spent 11 years in hell. now your hell is just beginning. >> reporter: small in stature, her strength seemed to fill the entire courtroom. knight says her fellow captive, gina de jesus was her teammate, the only good to come from any horror. >> i cried every night. isms so alone. i worried about what would happen to me and the other girls every day. >> reporter: speaking on behalf of gina de jesus was her cousin, sylvia colon. >> today we will close this chapter of our lives. >> colon also spoke to the castro family saying it is ariel they blame. >> to the castro family, we are saddened you are burden with this horror and will forever be connected to these atrocities. please know we do not hold you accountable. >> reporter: amanda berry's sister fought back tears, describing th
watched on as ariel castro took his turn a little later. told the courtroom he's not a monster. we will not be playing his entire rambling statement for you. but coming up, we will play just a piece of this outrageous response in which he blames his victims. but first i want to go straight to pamela brown in cleveland. pamela, my goodness. we were there when the story first broke in cleveland. here we are now for the sentencing hearing. when i think of michelle knight, because she was the first of the three to be plucked off those streets, she suffered the longest, the most severe abuse according to police, and here she was, pretty poignant moment today. >> reporter: there's really no words to sum it up, brooke. it was incredibly emotionally charged and powerful. you could hear a pin drop in that courtroom when michelle knight got up there and faced her captor head on. she exhibited tremendous strength and courage. she said his name. it was very clear that she directed her statement toward him, saying that basically she did go through hell and back, but he stole 11 years of her lif
>>> good thursday morning. coming up on "early today." ariel castro due in court for sentencing. we'll hear how he held three women captive for a decade. >>> more reports that alex rodriguez faces a life suspension. his lawyer wanting to cut a deal with major league baseball. >>> george zimmerman stopped by the roadside. wh he said was in his glove compartment. >>> plus a government fix for high student loan interest rates. >>> o.j. simpson wins parole but not freedom. >>> and some nonbelievers get their sweet revenge. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: there is "early today" for thursday, august 1st. >>> good morning. i'm richard lui. cleveland kidnapper ariel castro is expected to speak today at his sentencing hearing. as part of a plea deal, he'll be spared the death penalty. but prosecutors say the man called a monster will spend the rest of his life behind bars. nbc's jay gray is live outside the courthouse in cleveland. jay, good morning to you. what do we expect to happen today? >> reporter: good morning, richard. it should be a long, emotional day in the courtroom
not meeting with putin at all. ariel castro, the man who kidnapped three women and abuse of them were a decade have been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. he tried to convince people he was not a monster but one of his victims gave an emotional statement saying that his hell is just beginning. >> ariel castro had already pleaded guilty to more than 900 charges under a deal struck to spare him the death sentence. today came further details of the ordeal suffered by his captors as he came face to face with one of them for the first time since her release. the three women were abducted, tortured, and repeatedly raped by ariel castro. they were told, how the boarded up the windows and turned his house into a prison. the decade long ordeal ended after one escaped and called the police. >> she just kept repeating, she saved us. >> today, she hugged relatives of the other women before giving a withering indictment of the man who beat and starve her every time she became pregnant, forcing her to miscarry five times. >> from this moment on, i respect who i am. , you will die a littl
the transit zone for asylum in russia. ariel castro, the man who abducted three women in ohio, is sentenced to life in prison plus 1000 years. first, he tried to explain himself. he helped announce the royal baby to the world. the palacee you to foot man west become a celebrity in calcutta. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. after a month of hiding out in the transit area of a moscow airport, tonight, former nsa contractor, edward snowden, has granted a years asylum in russia. this has strained relations between moscow and russia. president obama is under pressure to retaliate. an upcoming summit is in question. >> this was the moment this afternoon when edward snowden wearing a black rucksack with his back to the camera climbed into a car and disappeared into russia, the biggest country in the world. he had been stuck in limbo in the transit zone of the airport. he insisted he would not go to america to face trial. me aht, his lawyer showed copy of the document that grants him political asylum in russia for at least a year. he said that he is in a
, one of the last victims of ariel castro, say. >> and it almost didn't get made, and rocked our world. seven emmy awards later, the end is near for breaking bad. so what is next in store for our chemistry teacher turned math-maker. >>> and what is sure to send your tail ing. some get puppy pals, and everyone is on their best behavior. >> keep it r >>> from new york city, this is "nightline." with terry moran. >>> hello, everyone, and thank you for joining us tonight. the horrors they endured are unimaginable. and only they can really ever know what went on in that house. but for the three women held captive by ariel castro, today was a day of catharis and relief. now it is his turn to be a prisoner, but before he was shut away forever, his victims got a chance to say their piece. here is abc's alex perez. >> reporter: he is perhaps one of the most evil men in america, but before ariel castro was sent away to serve his life plus a thousand years, one of his victims had a chance to confront her tormenter in court. >> from this moment on, i will not let you define me or affect who i am.
>>> ariel castro in court tomorrow after saying this just four days ago. >> my addiction to pornography and my sexual problem has really taken a toll on my mind. >> could anything he says take my difference? >>> plus, george zimmerman stopped by police with a gun. also, the latest on this arkansas escaped prisoner still on the run. >>> o.j. simpson's courtroom victory. i'm talk to kim goldman. plus, a man who spent his life on the wrong side of the law. >>> i want to begin with ariel castro said to make a statement tomorrow. pamela brown spoke to castro's sister today and joins me now. pamela, i poured through the new documentation that's been released this evening, very, very disturbing revolutions. much of it based on diaries from the three poor women held captive by ariel castro. tell me about that. >> reporter: yeah, that's right. you remember all the counts, more than 900 counts ariel castro faced and specific with the dates. we're learning that prosecutors actually used these women's diaries to help them document all the different charges. according to these documen
the united states and around the world. tonight crime and punishment. the monster speaks. ariel castro in court tomorrow after say thing four days ago. >> my addiction to pornography and my sexual problem has really taken a toll on my mind. >> could anything he says now make any difference? i'll talk to somebody close to a victim plus george zimmerman stopped by police with a gun. also, the latest on this arkansas escaped prisoner on the run. and o.j. simpson's courtroom victory. i'll talk to kim goldman. her brother was killed with o.j.'s ex-wife and the man in the criminal mind, he spent his life on the wrong side of the law and rev lauelations on the nsa program that can spy on everything you do online and i mean everything and the nixon you haven't seen until now. footage hidden for the last 40 years. tonight i'll talk to the other nixon, the 83-year-old brother ed. >>> i want to begin with ariel castro said to make a statement tomorrow. pamela brown spoke to castro's sister today and joins me now. pamela, i poured through the new documentation that's been released this evening, ve
're adjourned. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> so there you saw ariel castro walking out. there you see michelle knight, what a powerful young woman, indeed. the statement she made was amazing. all of us were riveted. the judge, michael russo, announcing that the sentence, life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 1,000 years. the sentencing, a dramatic moment ending, ending this. we'll move on. pamela brown is standing by. she's in cleveland. covering this from the very beginning. senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin is here from philadelphia. criminal defense attorney danny savalas. i'm wolf blitzer. here in the "cnn newsroom" we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. what a powerful, dramatic day. pamela, walk us through some of the most compelling testimony moments of this hearing today. >> oh, it was truly just chilling, wolf, to hear some of the testimony, to hear the people who came up and gave the information about what ariel castro did over the past 10, 11 yo years to these young women. but the most powerful moments of t
, inhumane, brave and resilient. ariel castro, a bus driver, living on the west side of cleveland, abducted michelle knight first. that was 11 years ago. michelle was just 21 years old when castro lured her into his house with the promise of a puppy. a puppy for her son. she went to his house and was held there as prisoner for more than a decade. during which police were not even looking for her. a missing persons report was filed, but they and some members of her family thought that she'd left home on her own volition. for 11 years, no one knew what had become of her. amanda berry was walking home from her job at burger king, in her uniform, when abducted by ariel castro. it was a day before her 17th birthday. a year later, gina dejesus, 14 years old, was kidnapped while walking the 40 blocks from her school to her house. castro apparently drove past his own daughter who needed a ride so that he could kidnap gina. he did so by saying that he needed her help in finding his daughter. the one that he'd just driven by. when the story of gina's disappearance made it into the news, castro's estr
earlier. i love you, chuck. >>> a monster speaks. we expect to hear this morning from ariel castro himself inside the cleveland courtroom that will deliver his sentence for the decade-long kidnapping and abuse of three women. we're going to go live to the courthouse in just a few minutes. meantime, edward snowden is on the move. the intelligence leaker is no longer stuck inside an airport. he now has russian refugee status for one year. we'll find out what that means. with the latest from moscow. back at hopme, detroit's mayor said no thanks to a second term. top contenders are hoping that a runoff after tuesday's primary will get them on their way to city hall. >> good morning from don berwick for governor headquarters. now, here's chuck todd. >> thank you to the massachusetts gubernatorial cabinet don berwick and his campaign volunteers. keep it coming, folks. republican, democrat alike. go to rundown.msnbc.com, find out how. ariel castro will be sentenced today. he's already pleaded guilty to more than 900 charges in the kidnapping and systemic abuse of three women over the course of a
was met head on by strength yesterday as one of ariel castro's survivors confronted her abuser in an ohio courtroom. castro pleaded guilty to more than 700 charges. now he's been sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years without parole. nbc's kate snow reports from cleveland. >> reporter: just writing the words michelle knight said had given her strength. >> i cried every night. >> reporter: the strength to fight back tears and describe 11 horrific years. >> days never got shorter. days turned into nights. nights turned into days. the years turned into eternity. i knew nobody cared about me. he had told me that my family didn't care. >> reporter: the strength to confront ariel castro for the first time since she escaped his prison. >> ariel castro, you took 11 years of my life away and i have got it back. i spent 11 years in hell. now your hell is just beginning. >> reporter: witnesses described how michelle knight was abducted in 2002. castro promised a puppy for her young son if she'd come inside his home and for the first time we saw what that inside looked like, bedrooms with toys
, with sentencing for ariel castro in minutes. >> thanks for joining us. >> it is looking different this morning. >> the extra sunshine from yesterday spilled over the clearness overnight with clouds just now coming back. why think they will hang around along. it is dry this morning. no drizzle. no mist. our day planner around the bay, clouds are gathering and temperatures are holding in the low-to-mid 50's. we will be in the low to mid-60's by noon and cleaner air today with blue in the sky rather than the haze and 70. low-to-mid 60's in the evening. next it will hours inland, temperatures are 56 but there are areas in the north bay in the 40's with temperature around 70 at noon and we will be below average and near 80 in the afternoon and low-to-mid 50's with the better chance of seeing cloud cover today than yesterday at the coast. the morning commute, is it cloudy? sunny? >> partly cloudy. good morning, everyone, we are looking at your drive in the north bay where it is clear out there, so sunny on the roads. if you are traveling between richmond to san rafael along the bridge, you are at to
years, that ariel castro killed her unborn baby by starving her and giving her rotten food and jumping on her stomach and we heard, don, calling the doctor, the doctor calling michelle knight courageous, that she would step in and protect gina dejesus from ariel castro and she would take the brunt of the abuse to protect her fellow friend there in the home, and it is just incredible to now see her sitting in that courtroom and we have been reporting it and we started reporting it last night that she would likely be making an impact statement and not only one of the three and now to see her actually show up in that courtroom is incredible and to think, john, she had the option to take a statement over video that would be shoeb shown in the courtroom and instead she decided to come and face her cap tore head on, and it is just incredible to think she has the courage to do that and it is also therapeutic, cathartic in some way withes and empowering to do this and certainly helps with the closure. >> you're looking live pictures of a courtroom in cleveland, ohio, and i would like to welcom
. >>> breaking news tonight out of cleveland on the eve of ariel castro's sentencing hearing. he pleaded guilty last week to more than 900 counts that took the death penalty off the table. he's expected to speak tomorrow in court. we have information about tomorrow's hearing. what can we expect tomorrow? what will happen? >> reporter: anderson, certainly a dramatic proceeding tomorrow. we'll see evidence taken from ariel castro's home and we're hearing from sources, one of the three victims will actually be making an impact statement tomorrow, and we're hearing from sources that will likely be michelle night. that could change between now and then. she could change her mind but as of now, we're hearing michelle knight will make an impact statement through video or in the courtroom with ariel castro sitting there. that may surprise some people because according to sources and police reports marx shell knight experienced the worst abuse over the last ten years. but this could be therapeutic and empowering for her, anderson, according to psychologists and also, she's been showing gratitude. she wr
did see our first glimpse inside ariel castro owes home and we saw the conditions these women lived in, we saw the rooms they lived in, the tiny rooms, 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 feet. we saw the chains that they talked about. they talked about how the rooms had barely ventilation. they talked about how there were just cut-outs so they could have some air but there were no door knobs inside so they couldn't escape. ariel castro went to such great lengths to keep these women captive that he set up an alarm system that he created on his own so that the women, again, could not escape captivity. we also were able to see some of the objects that ariel castro used. we saw the brown wig that one. victims wore when -- so that they would be under disguise. we had learned earlier when i was covering the story that the women were brought out to the garage in disguises so we saw some of that today. and it was chilling, jake, to see the gun that ariel castro kept in the home and used to threaten the girls if they ever tried to escape. he showed them that gun and as he admitted to police,y used the gun as a wa
ten years all kept diaries which helped prosecutors lay out the case against ariel castro. today, they methodically went through the evidence all the crimes that ariel castro has admitted to, and the survivors had a chance to speak. amanda berry, gina dejesus chose to speak through family members, but michelle knight was there in person. >> reporter: just writing the words, michelle knight said, had given her strength. >> i cried every night. i was so alone. >> reporter: the strength to fight back tears and describe 11 horrific years. >> days never got shorter. days turned into nights. nights turned into days. years turned into eternity. i knew nobody cared about me. he told me that my family didn't care. >> reporter: the strength to confront ariel castro for the first time since she escaped her prison. >> ariel castro, you took 11 years of my life away. and i have got it back. i spent 11 years in hell. now your hell is just beginning. >> reporter: witnesses described how michelle knight was abducted in 2002. castro promised a puppy for her young son if she would come inside his
of the ariel castro sentencing hearing in cleveland. witness after witness testifying as we heard new details about how the three victims endured bondage in rusty chains, weeks with little food. in the end ariel castro was sentenced to life in prison plus an additional 1,000 years, not before his victim, first victim, michelle knight faced down her captor in person. >> i spent 11 years in hell, now your hell is just beginning. i will overcome all of this that happened. but you will face hell for eternity. from this moment on, i will not let you define me or affect who i am. >> now after michelle knight finished her statement, castro himself spoke up in a bizarre and rambling 16-minute statement. he actually blamed his victims, insisted he was not a monster. the details and not being a monster really don't seem to match up in this one. >> yeah, and he pretty much sat emotionless during much of what she had to say. i think he only flinched once when she mentioned his eternity. now it is his turn. >> now it's his turn, right? what a brave woman to actually go there in court. you know? >> absolut
a great day. >>> teams of torture. new details revealed how ariel castro tortured imprisoned three women in cleveland. this, as he gets ready to speak before a judge and face one of his victims in court. >>> big brother is watching. new information detailing the government's once-secret spying program and how closely the nsa can monitor you without a warrant. >>> game over for a-rod? the yankees slugger reportedly negotiating a settlement. how long he could be forced to sit out. >> long, long. >> long time. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm michael pereira. >>> up first today, it's sentencing day for ariel castro, the ohio man who kept three women imprisoned in his home for at least a decade. castro pleaded guilty last week to more than 090 counts including murder and kidnapping. it was a deal that spared him a possible death sentence and we're expected to hear from one of castro's victims. as new details emerge from this decade of horror. >> reporter: prosecutors failed a sentencing memorandum thursday detailing how he kidnapped amanda berry,
years. but ariel castro telling the court he is not really a monster. his jaw-dropping statement in which he blamed his addiction, blamed the fbi, blamed just about everybody except himself. plus, the nsa leaker and fugitive ed snowden walking free in russia, after more than a month holds up in an airport there. now some u.s. lawmakeres are calling roche's move, quote, a slap in the face. >> we are awaiting a bombshell that could rock major league baseball. officials set to hand down punishment in the steroid scandal and it could be big trouble for a-rod, the highest paid player in the history of the game, all of that straight ahead unless breaking news changes everything. >>> first from fox at 3:00. there was harmony in the house where he held three women captive in chains for more than a decade, and the sex he had with them was mostly consentual. those incredible claims from ariel castro in court today as he faced one of the three survivors of his abuse who told him his time in hell is just beginning. all of that before big sentenced to life in prison no life of parole. and tod
and keeping them captive for a decade. before we know how much time ariel castro will get he will have the opportu we may hear from one or more of the three victims whose innocence and youth he stole. gina dejesus, amanda berry and michelle knight. they escaped from castro's house in may. garrett tenney is live at the courthouse in cleveland, ohio. what are we expecting expectingt today, garrett? >> reporter: we're expecting for the prosecution to put on what they're calling a mini-trial. putting on display the mounts of evidence they have collected over the last three months since ariel castro was arrested and those three women escaped from his home on seem more avenue. that evidence includes 48 pages of discovery and 76 disk of photos. they have much more evidence they will put out there to show exactly what these women went through. you can see there in the courtroom the model of ariel castro's home. the prosecution will be showing where the women were kept and where these various abuses that they underwent took place there in that home. and we're also expecting to hear some sort of
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. >> bruce vine, lon snowden thank you very much. >>> just ahead, breaking news tonight about ariel castro's sentencing hearing. what we've heard about who may speak tomorrow in court. it may surprise you. also o.j. simpson wins parole but not his freedom. jeffrey toobin and mark geragos will explain more on that ahead. get on board for better sleep. it's sleep train's interest-free for 3 event! get 3 years interest-free financing on beautyrest black, stearns & foster, serta icomfort, even tempur-pedic. plus, get free delivery and sleep train's 100-day low price guarantee. you'll never find an interest rate lower than sleep train's interest-free for 3 event, on now! superior service, best selection, lowest price, guaranteed! ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >>> breaking news tonight out of cleveland on the eve of ariel castro's sentencing hearing. he pleaded guilty last week to more than 900 counts in a plea deal that took the death penalty off the table. he's expected to speak tomorrow in court. we have information about tomorrow's hearing. what can we expect
"outfront" starts right now. >>> ariel castro explains why he's not to blame for kidnapping and raping three women. one of the women responds. his let's go "outfront." good evening, i'm erin burnett. out front, michelle knight and ariel castro speak. life behind bars plus 1,000 years with no chance of parole. that's what castro, the cleveland kidnapper, is sentenced to today. he abducted the three women and held them captive for more than a decade, subjecting them to constant physical and emotional torture. knight was the only one today who chose to confront her abd t abductor face-to-face, and she didn't hold back. >> ariel castro, i remember will all the times you came home talking about what everybody else did wrong and act like you wasn't dog the same thing. you said, at least i didn't kill you. you took 11 years of my life away, and i have got it back. i spent 11 years in hell. now your hell is just beginning. i will overcome all that you put me through, but you'll be in hell through eternity. i cried every night. i was so alone. i now blames everyone else, blames society, and even say
years in hell. your hell is just beginning." >> that is one of ariel castro's victims speaking out today as the man accused of holding three ohio women captive for a decade learned his fate. a judge told ariel castro he will never get out of prison. there was high emotion ask drama in court -- and drama in court today. ariel castro made shocking statements. >> nobody ever should have to go through what i went through. >> reporter: ariel castro hears from one of his former captives for the first time since she was freed. >> i will over come all this that happened. >> reporter: this time it was ariel castro who was shacked and bound. likely to be the last time she sees him in person. . >> i can forgive you but i will never forget. >> the other victims, gina dejesus and amanda berry not in the courtroom. family members spoke for them. then it was castro's turn. insisting his problems are due to sexual abuse as a child. and addiction to pornyingraphy. >> i pornography. then a bizarre claim. >> [ inaudible ] >> reporter: he said there was harmony in what many called a house of horrors and he
, said that michelle knight showed remarkable strength when she listened to ariel castro ramble about his own unhappiness. we asked cynthia mcfadden to ask the experts to take us inside the mind of a diluted abuser. >> reporter: ariel castro took full advantage of his right to speak today. for 16 minutes he alternated between self-pity and apology, defiance and lack of remorse. through it all, stunning delusion. >> most of the sex that went on in the house and probably all of it was con sensual. >> reporter: perhaps mr. castro cannot bear to see himself the way the rest of us do, saying he repeatedly is not violent, not a monster. he called himself a victim, saying as a child he had been sexually assaulted and is now addicted to porn. the judge made short of that. >> you've been the victimizer. >> reporter: castro is right about one thing. he is a sick man. >> is ariel castro a sick man or just an evil one? >> he himself seems confused about that and society as well. he has some sort of sexual disorder. he certainly describes the fact that he feels driven by a force he doesn't fully under
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>>> it's friday morning. coming up on "early today," cleveland kidnapper ariel castro goes to prison for the rest of his life, but not before being confronted by one of his victims. >> what does god think of you hypocritically going to church every sunday, coming home to torture us? >>> why the state department is shutting down dozens of american embassies. >>> plus, russia takes edward snowden out of limbo. >>> what anthony weiner has to say about his sexting alias. >>> and robin thicke blurring the lines on late night. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, august 2nd. >>> good morning. i'm richard lui. >>> we have some dramatic moments in an ohio courtroom to talk about. one woman came face to face with her kidnapper. here's nbc's jay gray with more. >> reporter: wiping away tears, michelle knight for the first time since her escape shared the same room with the man that held her captive and terrorized her for a decade. >> i will live on. you will die a little every day as you think about the 11 years and atrocities you inflicted on us. >> reporter: daily physic
young woman, michelle knight. on the other hand we saw the monster himself, ariel castro ramble on for 16 minutes with half hearted apologies. even as he apologized to women he insisted on what went on in his house was normal. >> i would come home and be normal like a normal family. these accusations that i would come home and beat them, those are totally wrong, your honor, because like i said before, i am not a violent person. i know what i did is wrong but i'm not a violent person. i simply kept them there without them being able to leave. i am truly sorry to the dejesus family, michelle, and amanda. you guys know all the harmony that went on in the home. >> i don't think his lawyers like him either. as they told him, the prisoner there, there isn't another person in the entire country who would agree with his description of being nonviolent. what was it like for michelle knight, the victim and families of the other victims to listen to their torturer speak like that. one who knows that all too well. he was in court. his daughter was murdered. here we see how class reacted. le
. >>> it was an emotional day inside of a cleveland courtroom as ariel castro was formally sentenced. he's admitted to raping, aggravated murder and more. however, today, he said the sex was consensual. jay gray joins us from that courthouse in cleveland. castro spoke at length and seemed to be deflecting the blame here. >> reporter: yeah, it was a rambling, at times delusional diatribe from castro. part of what was an emotional and often disturbing day in the courtroom. the prosecution detailing the horror that these women had to endure for so long. ariel castro offering some type of explanation. while one of his victims said today she may some day forgive but she'll never forget. wiping away tears, michelle knight, for the first time since her escape, shared the same room with the man who held her captives and terrorized her for more than a decade. >> i will live on. you will die a little every day. as you think about the 11 years. >> reporter: daily, physical, mental and emotional abuse, outlined by prosecutors who showed the inside of what they call ariel castro's house of horrors, where the th
of a decade is set to be demolished today. it's part of a plea deal that spared ariel castro the death penalty. jay gray is live in cleveland with what's next. good morning, jay. >> reporter: hey, there, good morning, betty. always good to talk to you. it's an important day for this neighborhood and this city. let's take a live look at what's going on outside the home, the former home of ariel castro right now. you can see the back hoe, the bull dozer in place. this process really beginning to start in earnest here. they will work to tear away the walls of this home and hopefully a lot of people in the neighborhood say tear away the pain associated with everything that's happened today. one of the victims, one of the three ladies held inside this house for so long, lived such a brutal life, endured so much torture there, has been so brave throughout this, michelle knight, who showed up and gave her comments during the sentencing of ariel castro. she was there this morning, showed up with yellow balloons, released those as a part of a beginning of this process and continuing healing and talked
to be here today is because nobody was there for me when i was missing. >> a victim speaks. ariel castro's house of horrors is reduced to rubble. the story is next. >>> the house of horrors is no more. the cleveland home where ariel castro held and tortured three young women for nearly ten years has been destroyed. the victims in the city continue to try to move forward. jay gray is live in cleveland. one of the victims was actually there today. >> reporter: terry, the house was reduced to a pile of rubble just less than two hours is all it took contractors to tear it down. as they now continue with the healing, the recovery process that is going to take quite some time here. as these walls that has kept such a horrific secret for so long crumbled to the ground church bells rang out and yellow balloons floated to the sky, symbols of courage and strength defined by the three women who survived unthinkable abuse for almost ten years inside. >> it was important to be here today because nobody was there for me when i was missing. i want the people out there to know including the mothers that
women were held captive and abused for more than a decade was demolished. last week, ariel castro, the man who carried out the shocking crimes, was sentenced to life in prison plus 1000 years. today among those on hand to see the house be torn to the ground was one of the victims, michelle night. become one of america's most notorious of dresses. ar nearly 10 years, it was prison for three young women who were abducted on nearby streets and held there only to be repeatedly raped and tortured. the man who owns the house, please -- ariel castro, pleaded guilty to a plethora of charges resulting from their kidnapping. he agreed to surrender the property to the local authorities as part of a plea deal to spare him the death penalty. the aunt of one of the captives, and gina dejesus, struck the first blow from the mechanical arm. >> it was really hard. >> for the victims and their families, it represents not only healing, but closure. michelle nights and the longest time in captivity. she was there with balloons, a symbol of those who were abducted and never found. >> i want people out
and abused for more than a decade was demolished. last week, ariel castro, the man who carried out the shocking crimes, was sentenced to life in prison plus 1000 years. today among those on hand to see the house be torn to the ground was one of the victims, michelle night. become one of america's most notorious of dresses. ar nearly 10 years, it was prison for three young women who were abducted on nearby streets and held there only to be repeatedly raped and tortured. the man who owns the house, please -- ariel castro, pleaded guilty to a plethora of charges resulting from their kidnapping. he agreed to surrender the property to the local authorities as part of a plea deal to spare him the death penalty. the aunt of one of the captives, and gina dejesus, struck the first blow from the mechanical arm. >> it was really hard. >> for the victims and their families, it represents not only healing, but closure. michelle nights and the longest time in captivity. she was there with balloons, a symbol of those who were abducted and never found. >> i want people out there to know, including
. >> an extraordinary story out of cleveland tonight. a man by the name of ariel castro, 52 years old, has been arrested. he's the suspect in this. >> reporter: prosecutors say ariel castro kept these women locked in his house, where he raped, starved and beat them, forcing one to have several miscarriages. >> the brutality and torture that the victims endured for a decade is beyond comprehension. >> why are you covering your face? what do you have to say to those >> reporter: as shocking as these crimes are, what is perhaps equally disturbing is that the perpetrator lived in plain sight for a decade. remaining close to family and friends. >> it's a horror movie. only, we're in it. we're the main characters. >> reporter: angie greg knows the man charged with these disturbing crimes very well. ariel castro is her father. >> if you would have asked me this last week, i would have told you he's the best dad and the best grandpa. >> reporter: greg, one of ariel castro's five children, says her father was loving and kind. >> living in that home, there were a lot of good memories. i remember my dad lining us
rapist ariel castro will be in jail the rest of his life. one of his victims, michelle knight, had some very tough words for him in court. >> i spent 11 years in hell. now, your hell is just beginning. i will overcome all this that happen happened. but you will face hell for eternity. >> you will hear her brave courageous words right after the break. am in [ all ] fort benning, georgia in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve military members, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. and experience the connectivity of the available lexus enform, including the es and rx. ♪ this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> we saw something extraordinary during the ariel castro testimony yesterday. the young woman held longest in that cleveland home spoke to her captor. michelle knight put her 11 years of torment behind her in just a few minutes. in court, knight
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